Carlton Carlton - 6 months ago 26
MySQL Question

MySQL Utilities - ~/.my.cnf option file

I am trying to use 2 of the mysql utilities, mysqldiff and mysqldbcompare and want to avoid putting my password on the command line

Is it possible to use an option file to specify the password for my DB connection to prevent me having to specify the password?

This is the sort of command that I currently have...

/usr/share/mysql-workbench/python/mysqldiff --server1=root@localhost --server2=root@localhost --difftype=sql db1:db2


I also have a file at ~/.my.cnf that has "600" permissions and contains the following..

[client]
user=root
password=mypassword


When I connect via the command line to MySQL it picks up the details in my option file but the mysql utilities don't :-/

Answer

Try this -

[client]
user=root
password="pass"

[mysql]
user=root
password="pass"

[mysqldump]
user=root
password="pass"

[mysqldiff]
user=root
password="pass"

Location for .my.cnf - ~. /root/.my.cnf